Should this upper work on my Oly K30R ?

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Should this upper work on my Oly K30R ?

Postby JCS » Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:44 am

Hi - I'd like to pick up a 9mm upper for my Oly AR - K30R - should this one, below, work?

http://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-9mm-16-mid-1-10-upper-with-hybrid-bcg-and-ch.html

I'm wondering about the part where the description refers to "To use with PSA lowers that use either Colt® or Glock®-style Magazines." - I'm also wondering where I'd get 9mm magazines for this one.

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Re: Should this upper work on my Oly K30R ?

Postby Thom » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:39 pm

I am guessing "no" probably not. But honestly I am not sure about that at all. There are dedicated 9mm lowers out there and if the PSA is made to fit a dedicated lower (That's how it seems to read), then that's probably that.

Oly makes a nice 9mm upper, and there are others out there that do fit standard lowers.
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Re: Should this upper work on my Oly K30R ?

Postby JCS » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:51 am

Thanks for the feedback !
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Re: Should this upper work on my Oly K30R ?

Postby JCS » Tue May 03, 2016 11:03 am

Still looking for an Oly 9mm upper - I've located a used Oly K9 - would the upper that comes on the Oly K9 fit on my Oly K30R?
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Re: Should this upper work on my Oly K30R ?

Postby Globemaster » Tue May 03, 2016 8:21 pm

Thom wrote:I am guessing "no" probably not. But honestly I am not sure about that at all. There are dedicated 9mm lowers out there and if the PSA is made to fit a dedicated lower (That's how it seems to read), then that's probably that.

Oly makes a nice 9mm upper, and there are others out there that do fit standard lowers.

agreed ...

JCS wrote:Still looking for an Oly 9mm upper - I've located a used Oly K9 - would the upper that comes on the Oly K9 fit on my Oly K30R?

yes it will, I used to have an Olympic Arms K9 upper halve

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Re: Should this upper work on my Oly K30R ?

Postby JCS » Wed May 04, 2016 5:34 am

Thanks - I will likely go with the Oly magazines to avoid having to use the mag block - what'd be required for me to have an Oly lower, an Oly 9mm upper, that'd use Glock mags?
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Re: Should this upper work on my Oly K30R ?

Postby Globemaster » Wed May 04, 2016 2:21 pm

JCS wrote:I will likely go with the Oly magazines to avoid having to use the mag block

that's a good plan ...

JCS wrote:what'd be required for me to have an Oly lower, an Oly 9mm upper, that'd use Glock mags?

a 'complete' Olympic Arms® K9-GL carbine model unit ...


these are your Olympic Arms® 9mm pistol caliber magazine configuration choices ... these newly released pistol caliber polymer magazines

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or one of the older style modified STEN mags with it’s welded on mag-block adapter.

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or one of the even older style magazine blocks; but none of these will work with a Glock® magazine ... only the K9-GL

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Olympic Arms® K9-GL

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Re: Should this upper work on my Oly K30R ?

Postby Rattler » Fri May 06, 2016 6:56 am

This upper WILL NOT work on the Oly K30R lower. The page specifically says that it is only compatible with PSA lowers.

Additionally, if your desire is to use Oly magazines, you have to have an Oly Arms 9mm upper.

Skip the PSA unit and buy an Oly upper direct from the factory. Better product, proven design The ORIGINAL 9mm conversion mind you...), lifetime warranty - and requires no modification to your lower whatsoever.
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Re: Should this upper work on my Oly K30R ?

Postby JCS » Sun May 08, 2016 6:09 am

"Skip the PSA unit and buy an Oly upper" - that's the direction I'm heading in . . .
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Re: Should this upper work on my Oly K30R ?

Postby JCS » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:35 am

I ended up buying a complete K9 9mm Oly AR - and several Oly 9mm magazines - AND the loader - the gun runs like a champ. FWIW, my Chiappa 22LR upper also runs great on my Oly 7.62x39 AR-15.

Now, I'm looking for a 5.56 \ .223 upper that'll run on my Oly lowers - I'll need .223 magazines - and obviously a .223 upper - I'll look for an Oly upper, but a buddy is offering me a great deal on a .223 \ 5.56 AR upper - can I use pretty much any standard AR-15 magazines and pretty much any .223 \ 5.56 upper? THANKS!
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Re: Should this upper work on my Oly K30R ?

Postby Thom » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:58 pm

Good for you, I am sure you will be happy with your purchase prize! Yes, and you can use any upper made to work with a standard lower.
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Re: Should this upper work on my Oly K30R ?

Postby JCS » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:56 am

SO now I have several Oly AR uppers - 7.62x39, 9mm, .223 - what's the easiest way (aside from labeling the uppers) to visually identify the correct caliber of the different uppers? I've located the barrel markings just forward of the gas block - they are really small and not that easy to see. I also have a Chiappa 22LR upper that I put on the different Oly AR lowers, so the configurations get switched around frequently and I'd like to have a reliable way of grabbing the right gun, and magazines, when I go out shooting. Thanks !
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Re: Should this upper work on my Oly K30R ?

Postby Globemaster » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:34 am

maybe you could use 'color coded' or 'marked' chamber flags ...
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Re: Should this upper work on my Oly K30R ?

Postby JCS » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:40 am

Duh, why didn't I think of that ??? Heading to Amazon right now for some !! Thanks !
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Re: Should this upper work on my Oly K30R ?

Postby Globemaster » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:50 am

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Re: Should this upper work on my Oly K30R ?

Postby Rattler » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:01 am

Barrel markings are the only way to properly identify barrel chamberings. Maybe just use a color coded ink ito highlight the caliber markings on the barrel. I have taken to do something similar with my units using green furniture for my 6.8 units, black for 5.56, and FDE for 7.62x39.
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Re: Should this upper work on my Oly K30R ?

Postby JCS » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:14 am

Thanks - good idea - I think I'm just gonna get one of those white Sharpies and write the appropriate caliber designation somewhere it's easy to see with my aging eyes . . . if it rubs off or burns off I'll just put it on again . . .
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